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Hunter PeakBig Bend, TX
Big Bend, TX
Hiking avatar Apr 11 2021
LindaAnn
Hiking9.37 Miles 2,792 AEG
Hiking9.37 Miles   5 Hrs   7 Mns   1.98 mph
2,792 ft AEG      23 Mns Break
 
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Got started a little earlier than the previous day, which was good since it was warmer. Parked in the overflow lot again, but I think there were still a few open spots at the trailhead. From the trailhead, we headed north on Tejas Trail and across the dry wash (I think it might be the Delaware River). From there, we turned left and continued up Tejas. I really liked this trail--probably my favorite one of the weekend. It had a nice steady uphill, and the views were great. Plus, it was shaded all the way to the top since we started early. The lower parts were desert, but it transitioned to pine on the way up. I was actually sad to turn off Tejas at the top. From there, we headed east on Bowl trail, again in the pines. Views to the south were expansive, and we could see the "Bowl" area to the north.

We took the short side trail over to Hunter Peak. Breezy up top, but great views. After a quick break, we headed back down to Bowl and continued east. At the junction with Bear Canyon, we headed down that. Very steep and rocky descent. The top of Bear Canyon was so-so, but the middle section was neat. The walls of the canyon narrowed with the trail winding around large boulders. Definitely the best part of Bear Canyon. After that, the canyon widened and we continued downhill, where it was getting warm.

Turned right onto Frijole Trail and took that back south and west to where Tejas crossed the wash and took Tejas back to the trailhead. Great loop, especially the western half of it. Only saw four backpackers near the campground at the Tejas/Bowl junction and four hikers on the lower section of Bear Canyon, otherwise had the trail to ourselves.
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